Angela Fogt counsels nonprofit organizations on their inception and operation. She helps clients form tax-exempt organizations and advises on governance issues, charitable gifts and endowments, corporate philanthropy, and domestic and international grant-making.

Corporate Philanthropy

Angela helps companies and their affiliated charities structure their community outreach and charitable grant-making programs. She advises more than 30 company-affiliated charities on matters that include formation, tax-exemption, grant-making, domestic and international employee assistance, scholarships and compliance with the private foundation excise tax rules. Angela also helps companies and charities comply with the state-specific laws relating to cause-related marketing. 

Grant-Making Organizations

Angela regularly works with private foundation and public charity grant-makers on issues related to governance, grant-making, program-related investments and strategic collaborations.


Bar Admissions



University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with high distinction, Order of the Coif (2009)

Iowa State University
B.A. in Political Science (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • 2018 Private Foundation Regulatory Update
    Clifton Larsen Allen’s Private Foundation Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April 2018
  • The Charitable Giving Minefield: Charitable Giving Methods
    National Business Institute, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, April 2018
  • Operating a Nonprofit in an Online World
    Minnesota Nonprofit Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2018
  • Converting Planned Gifts Into Current Dollars
    Iowa Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Davenport, Iowa, September 2014
  • Converting Planned Gifts Into Current Dollars
    National Conference on Philanthropic Planning, Minneapolis, October 2013
  • A Gift for All Donors: Advising Philanthropic Clients About Charitable Giving Strategies
    Co-presenter, Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 2013
  • What I Wish I Knew: “Must Know” Charitable Gift Concepts for Attorneys and Tax and Financial Advisors
    Co-Presenter, Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 2012

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Orchard Hill Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa 
  • Junior League of Minneapolis — Board of Directors, 2012-13 and 2014-15
  • Twin Cities United Way — Centennial Endowment Leadership Committee, 2013-14


  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Nonprofit Organizations, 2015-16, 2018-23
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21, 2023
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — North Star Lawyers, 2012-17
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015-19
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